Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Growing Garden



I was able to steal a quick smile from Hubby while he was out in the garden...pulling weeds.


While he went on to mow the lawn, I busied myself with other important tasks - picking daisies and taking pictures. ; )


As you can see, the grape vines grew quickly. It will be some time until there's fruit to pick, but we love the billowing green corridor of curly vines they offer through the summer.


The yellow flowers that border the garden are a variety of marigold (for pest resistance). We chose this variety because they looked wild.

And so far the garden hasn't been invaded by deer or rabbit, unless they're pruning very wisely.

As of this evening, there is one nearly red tomato hanging from one of the tomato plants. We will be sure to celebrate the day it is plucked as it will be the first taste of our new garden.

39 comments :

  1. Your garden is adorable! I love the table and chairs sitting right in the middle of it all...the perfect place to sit and watch the garden grow...or to watch hubby picking weeds (he looks very happy by the way for a guy picking weeds). ;)

    That very special first tomato doesn't realize how famous it's going to be! Happy tasting!
    xoxo J~

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  2. Your garden is looking so lovely and sooo relaxing! It could be in a magazine. It's especially rewarding eating something you've grown yourself and tastes so much better. I'm not sure if I said congrats on your pregancy but I just want to tell you how excited I am for you both, I can just tell you will make wonderful parents. God bless! Maryann

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  3. Sounds lovely, nothing like home grown!

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  4. Your open garden looks so relaxing; so much open space.....
    And your husbond looks really good in the middle of it! (It's nothing as sexy as a man working in the garden, cooking, washing bathroom, etc. Agree?? ;-)

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  5. ...I see little feet running and playing a good game of "hide and seek" there.
    pve

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  6. Your garden is looking great! Home grown always tastes so much better.

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  7. Looks fabulous Trina - love that late afternoon sun. julesxo

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  8. Since you mentioned your babies on the way, everytime you post I see little ones in the house, garden or wherever the photo is......it's going to be a lovely place for a family to grow.

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  9. Looks great! We're crossing our fingers with the deer situation too. So far, so good. But at the first sign of their nibbling, I plan to unleash all anti-deer remedies in one fell swoop. :) Good luck!

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  10. I love the garden! It reminds me so much of the garden we had in one of our homes when I was little. We even had a pumpkin patch nearby, and come fall we always had a million pumpkins out on the porch and more pumpkin pie than you could shake a stick at. My parents used the marigold borders too, and it worked like a charm for them as well! Can't wait to see how the grapes come in, they look lovely so far!

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  11. A cute husband and picking weeds? Girlfriend you are lucky!

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  12. Garden looks great! Isn't it fun to see things grow, even better when veggies start to be produced.

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  13. Garden rooms are the best! My 4 year old loves going in and out of ours. My hubby is a talented gardner so I'm very lucky, as I am not as talented! Enjoy these rooms with your new little one, as my baby is a miracle as yours is...we share a similar story ;)bb

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  14. hi trina,

    hubby looks exceedingly happy. ear to ear grin. and i love the multi purpose yoga mat.

    ~janet

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  15. Your hubby could be a model!!! What a beautiful smile.....anyways, cute garden....

    Cindy

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  16. Trina,
    I looks lovely. We tried grapes, but I don't think they liked the hot weather here. Marigolds are fantastic for pest control!

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  17. Make sure he gets some cool lemonade for working hard...and smiling!

    Love how you capture these outdoor settings!

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  18. I love the little stone path. So quaint. I love when men work in the yard...and I can watch sipping on my ice tea ;) Not that it happens at my house that often.

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  19. everything about your house--inside and out--is just gorgeous! You are one lucky gal!!

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  20. I love gardens! Your's looks so nice w/ the table & chairs at the end of the path! Your hubby is so cute out there weeding for you :)

    xo,
    Shellagh

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  21. Is that a yoga mat hubbs is kneeling on?!? What a good idea! As for deer -- here in Virginia abutting a 440 acre national park the deer have become as common as mosquitoes and even more annoying. I finally had to deer fence the whole property if I wanted a single flower or zuke. Grrrrrrrrrr. . .

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  22. Hi Trina,
    What a picture perfect garden! I never thought about planting marigolds but I hear they are the best repellant. How darling your hubby looks grinning from ear to ear ~
    We picked our first vegetables the other day and ate them right away - almost better than Christmas when the first picking comes. :)
    Hope you are feeling well ~

    Sarah

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  23. Your garden is lovely and like you, I am waiting for my first tomato!

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  24. It all looks perfect in a wonderful easy way.

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  25. Looks like your garden is growing quite nicely! I love the idea of using marigolds as natural pest deterrent. Plus, they add so much beauty to a garden. ;)

    How are the babies doing? Did the cherry pie satisfy your craving?...at least temporarily? :-)

    Gail

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  26. We have had one tomato too! BUT, there's more on the way soon!!

    Di

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  27. What an adorable garden setting! Your yard and garden look so inviting. It is great to have reliable help too!
    Thank you for your kind words and entering my giveaway!
    Yvonne

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  28. Hello Trina,
    There's nothing like your own first tomato...enjoy when the time comes! Your garden and grape vines look wonderful...one day you'll be enjoying your own bottle of wine...now that will be cause for celebration! I hope you have a wonderful Friday...Maura:)

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  29. I've been following your blog for several months, and have enjoyed it so much! Perhaps partially because my husband and I recently bought an old city (though more suberbia) and restored it, and so I am very aware if I see that anyone else is doing the same thing! Love the beauty and style you possess. Your home looks so lovely and welcoming! And congratulations on the little baby coming! I can only imagine your happiness! Many blessings to you!

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  30. What a lovely garden...hope you are enjoying the summer and this unexpected heat wave :-)

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  31. gorgeous hubby - gorgeous garden - how lucky can a girl get!

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  32. Your garden looks great! We have been enjoying our tomatoes for a while. I'm sure you will have many more! Carla

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  33. If you put that tomato on a biscuit, think of me!
    Beautiful yard.

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  34. Hello Trina,
    I've just found your blog and I'm so glad I did!! I've enjoyed browsing through all of your pictures and reading previous posts. Your home and garden are beautiful!! And, congratulations to you and your husband on your new addition to the family...how wonderful!
    I'm a happy new follower. :)
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    ~ Jo

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  35. What a lovely garden! We just planted herbs and I'm hoping they can inspire even more gardening! Glad to have found your blog :)

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  36. I agree with Kathy, Trina - an adorable hubby with an adorable smile picking weeds while you float about the yard taking photos. What a great way to spend your day.....lol!

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

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  37. I know you didn't ask but your chairs would look lovely painted red amid all that greenery. Sorry couldn't help myself.

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